History Lesson “ What can History teach us about prospering in the tech age?” - Ankesh Kothari
“ The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.” –Winston Churchill
1. Introduction to Chanakya
Determination = Key to Success “ The most important predictor of success is determination.”  –  Paul Graham (Co-founder of...
Anatomy of Determination <ul><li>One part will power </li></ul><ul><li>One part discipline </li></ul><ul><li>One part ambi...
2. Chanakya’s Rise of Ambition
Ambition Stems From… <ul><li>Facing grave problems </li></ul><ul><li>Having kickass Heroes </li></ul>
3. Chanakya Finds Chandragupta
First Who… Then What
4. Chanakya Helps Build an Army
Building Up Resources… <ul><li>Debt </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capitals / Trade equity </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li>...
5. Chanakya’s Khichdi Epiphany
Taking one step at a time… “ How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” – ancient proverb
6. Chanakya Writes Arthashastra
Systematic Systemization
7. Chanakya Says Goodbye
Leaving a legacy behind…
Chanakya’s Action Summary <ul><li>Determination is the key </li></ul><ul><li>Think up an ambitious plan </li></ul><ul><li>...
Contact Ankesh Kothari <ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/ankeshk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>If you w...
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What can History teach us about prospering in the tech age? (Or 7 Stories from the Life of Chanakya - the Strategist who United India)

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  1. 1. History Lesson “ What can History teach us about prospering in the tech age?” - Ankesh Kothari
  2. 2. “ The further backward you look, the further forward you can see.” –Winston Churchill
  3. 3. 1. Introduction to Chanakya
  4. 4. Determination = Key to Success “ The most important predictor of success is determination.” – Paul Graham (Co-founder of YCombinator – early investor in tech startups)
  5. 5. Anatomy of Determination <ul><li>One part will power </li></ul><ul><li>One part discipline </li></ul><ul><li>One part ambition </li></ul>
  6. 6. 2. Chanakya’s Rise of Ambition
  7. 7. Ambition Stems From… <ul><li>Facing grave problems </li></ul><ul><li>Having kickass Heroes </li></ul>
  8. 8. 3. Chanakya Finds Chandragupta
  9. 9. First Who… Then What
  10. 10. 4. Chanakya Helps Build an Army
  11. 11. Building Up Resources… <ul><li>Debt </li></ul><ul><li>Venture Capitals / Trade equity </li></ul><ul><li>Partnerships </li></ul><ul><li>Barter </li></ul><ul><li>Clients </li></ul>
  12. 12. 5. Chanakya’s Khichdi Epiphany
  13. 13. Taking one step at a time… “ How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time.” – ancient proverb
  14. 14. 6. Chanakya Writes Arthashastra
  15. 15. Systematic Systemization
  16. 16. 7. Chanakya Says Goodbye
  17. 17. Leaving a legacy behind…
  18. 18. Chanakya’s Action Summary <ul><li>Determination is the key </li></ul><ul><li>Think up an ambitious plan </li></ul><ul><li>Find the right person </li></ul><ul><li>Partner for resources </li></ul><ul><li>i. Focus on manageable portions ii. Grow from the periphery to the center </li></ul><ul><li>Systemize </li></ul><ul><li>Exit </li></ul>
  19. 19. Contact Ankesh Kothari <ul><li>http://www.twitter.com/ankeshk </li></ul><ul><li>[email_address] </li></ul><ul><li>If you want to read about my entrepreneurial adventures, visit: http://www.AnkeshKothari.com </li></ul><ul><li>http://www.AnkeshKothari.com/secret/ </li></ul>
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